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A plane electromagnetic wave travels in vacuum along z-direction. What can you say about the directions of its electric and magnetic field vectors? If the frequency of the wave is 30 MHz, what is its wavelength?

Answer :

Given: The electromagnetic wave travels in vacuum along z-direction

The direction of electric field vector and magnetic field vector will be in XY plane.


Frequency of the wave = 30 MHz


Converting into Hz, v = 30× 106 Hz.


Wavelength of the wave can be calculated using the following relation:


λ = c/v



λ = 10 m


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